Choosing the best nutritional supplements and understanding what needs to be supplemented in the diet should not be a guessing game. Advanced Family Wellness, PS uses white blood cell nutritional testing from SpectraCell to individualize supplement needs. Patients are encouraged to bring all their medications and supplements with them to every medical visit. This way, we can talk with them about the details of the contents of the supplements, and about how certain minerals and vitamins can be depleted from a person's system by certain drugs and supplements. For example, many people do not realize that the diabetes medicine metformin depletes vitamin B-12, which can cause nerve and red blood cell damage. Others do not realize that red yeast rice and statin drugs deplete the essential bioenergetic CoQ10, thus causing fatigue and heart dysfunction.